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Feb 19, 2013 12:00pm PST
clinton did, harry truman did it, ronald reagan did it. >> senator, i'm glad to hear you that think an immigration deal will happen by the end of the year. an area where they have more trouble finding common ground. chuck hagel has faced a really ugly confirmation battle. republicans have used an unprecedented filibuster to at least slow down that confirmation. you said on filibusters that filibusters abused terribly today, especially on nominations. filibusters against nominees create a chilling effect that keeps top talent from even accepting nominations." is it time for a more comprehensive filibuster reform? >> unfortunately, i've come to that conclusion. the filibuster was used in the past but used very rarely. but it's now used as an everyday matter of course. we had 130 some motions in congress. you can't run a country that way. you can't run a government. especially with regard to the white house when you have a limited amount of time for each of these members to serve in a cabinet or high-level positionfr a year or sometimes even two years is unacceptable. we're going to ha
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 3:00pm EST
-state landslide but claimed 119 counties. bill clinton won with 1,524 counties. do you know how many counties obama won last year? 690. that's it. 690. even though he won a convincing popular vote majority. gerrymandering wasn't a complete nonfactor in 2012. the gop probably did grab a few extra seats because of it. but the real problem for democrats is that their base of support is less spread out geographically than it's ever been, which means they can win presidential races and even control the senate, but when it comes to the house, their best, their only chance for the foreseeable future is a massive anti-gop tide, like something we saw in 2006 or 2008. short of that, the era of republican speakers could last for a long time. okay, that does it for "the
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 12:00pm PST
it at "the washington post" today. strikes me bill clinton in 1998, the one time since the james monroe presidency that in the sixth year the white house is actually managed to pick up house seats and very hard to do that in the sixth year but what's the mood picking up among democrats in washington about how 2014 is shaping up for them and how the issues play in to them? >> i was asking that question today. they're not counting the chickens just yet. not only a different electorate in the polls in midterms, much more republican electorate than in presidential years, but you have a very different congress than in the mid-1990s. not that many districts up where obama -- where republicans sitting in seats obama won that district. there's not that much swing going on here. that doesn't mean democrats can't win back the house if things continue to go bad and what we're fighting over now put out a list of 27 members targeting over the sequester is a fight for this year to sort of set the stage for next year. still too far out to say democrats are in a position to win and we can say it's hard
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